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Team: Allen Eagles

District: 8-5A

Coach: Tom Westerberg (5 years) 66-10 at Allen (2nd All-Time in Allen history); 56-10 overall

Last Years Record: 15-1 overall 6-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
vs Longview (13-3) (W 21-7)
at Monterrey Tech, Mex (W 55-15)
at Rockwall (4-6) (W 24-6)
vs Euless Trinity (13-1) (L 14-24)
at *Plano West (5-6) (W 37-14)
vs *McKinney Boyd (3-7) (W 42-0)
at *Plano (10-2) (W 56-23)
vs *Dallas Jesuit (3-7) (W 49-17)
at *Plano East (1-9) (W 30-14)
vs *Wylie (13-3) (W 31-28)

Playoffs: Division I Championship
Won 27-14 vs South Grand Prairie (7-4) -- Bi-District
Won 56-28 vs Coppell (8-4) -- Area
Won 28-22 vs Odessa Permian (12-1) -- Regionals
Won 34-21 vs Euless Trinity (13-1) -- Quarterfinals
Won 23-21 vs Round Rock Stony Point (13-2) -- Semifinals
Won 21-14 vs Fort Bend Hightower (13-1) -- Championship

**Live Blog** 5A Division I Championship Hightower vs. Allen
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/20/live-blog-5a-division-i-championship-hightower-vs-allen

To read the article about the Championship game go to:
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/21/the-allen-eagles-win-the-5a-division-i-championship

Returning Lettermen: 50

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 2

Key Players:
QB Matt Brown 6-0, 175, 4.6 1973 yrds passing 62.2% 27 TDs 10 INTs 1131 yrds rushing 7.6 avg 13 TDs Shoulder injury in the playoffs last year Committed to Arizona 2nd Team All-State
QB Tucker Carter -- 832 yards 9 TDs passing, QB'd the team after the 2nd round of the playoffs including the Championship game
OL Cedric Ogbuehi 1st Team All-State Best blocker on team committed to Texas A&M
OL Luke Burleson
OL Taylor Pearson
C Richard Greer
DE La Christopher Anyiam
OLB Mitch Hartshorne
OLB Brandon Henry
CB Josh Reed

Notes:
Ten Allen players went on to join College teams off of last years Championship team. With that fact alone, this should be a rebuilding year for the Eagles. The fact is though, the 2009 team could even be better and make a repeat trip back the championship game. They have two really good quarterbacks. Matt Brown was 2nd Team all-state last year and all hope seemed to be lost when he was injured in the 2nd round of the playoffs last year but Tucker Carter stepped up and did a great job leading them to their first championship. with 50 lettermen returning and a great offensive line along with a very good defense, expect a 8-2 or 9-1 regular season (only because they play one of the toughest pre-district schedules in the state) and a trip to at least the quarterfinals.

History:
10 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
6 consecutive 9+ win seasons
3 consecutive 10+ win seasons
All time record: 306-213-10 58.79% 529 games
Playoff Appearances (20) 1962,65,69,73,80,83,86,87,96,97,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08

Bi-District -- 1965, 69, 83, 97, 99, 2007
Area -- 2000, 02, 04, 05
Regionals -- 1962, 73, 80, 86, 87, 96, 2001
Semifinals -- 2003, 06
Champions -- 2008

Championship History: Allen (1) 1-0
2008 5A Division I Allen 21, Fort Bend Hightower 14

Last 5 year record: 56-10

Last 10 year record: 104-25

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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